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  • Australia’s First Commercial Graphene Plant Opens

    The first commercial graphene plant in Australia opened Wednesday in Geelong, the facility’s operator Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Ltd announced by press release. Discovered in 2003, graphene is a two-dimensional carbon atomic scale material that is expected to play a large role in the...

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  • Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires Seals Unlimited

    Cleveland, OH-headquartered Applied Industrial Technologies said Wednesday that it acquired Canadian hose, sealing and fastener manufacturer Seals Unlimited. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. “Seals Unlimited is an excellent addition to Applied, enhancing our bearings and power...

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  • Pfizer Breaks Ground on New Andover, MA Facility

    Pfizer kicked off a $200 million development project Thursday at its Andover, MA campus, where the company plans on building a new 170,000 sq ft biologics clinical manufacturing facility. The five-story building, anticipated to be operational by January 2019, will house 75 new employees who will...

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  • Agrochemical Process Equipment and Considerations Webinar

    Producing agrochemicals used in crop protection agents is a complex application with numerous production hazards: materials can be dangerous if inhaled and can be explosive if improperly handled. On Wednesday, July 27 at 2pm Eastern, Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems will host a free educational...

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  • Nordco Acquires Royal Tractor

    Nordco Inc. announced it has acquired Royal Tractor, a leading manufacturer of heavy lift trucks and specialized hauling equipment. The acquisition will expand Nordco’s industrial business unit that is already a market leader with its Shuttlewagon railcar movers. Terms of the sale were...

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  • US Senator Pens Letter Urging Caution in Dow DuPont Merger

    A US Senator sent a letter to the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division Tuesday asking regulators to closely analyze the impacts of the proposed merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont. The letter, sent by Senator Chuck Grassley (D-IA), who serves as chairman of the Senate Judiciary...

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  • OSHA Fines Cleveland Manufacturer $89k for Unsafe Conditions

    A Cleveland, OH manufacturer of aerodynamic and emission control products was fined $89,000 by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) on June 10 after inspections in January and April revealed 17 safety violations. OSHA’s investigation of...

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  • Unilever Names New President of SEA Business

    Unilever named a new president to lead its southeast Asia and Australia business, multiple news organizations reported. Formerly a London-based chief supply chain officer, Pier Luigi Sigismondi was promoted to the role and will be based in Singapore. Sigismondi’s predecessor in the position...

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  • Manufacturing Analytics Market to Reach $8 Billion by 2021

    A new report released Monday estimates that the global market for manufacturing analytics will increase from $3.14 billion in 2016 to $8.45 billion by 2021. Published by MarketsandMarkets, the research report ascribes the projected rise in global market value to “the adoption of advanced...

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  • US Agriculture Trade Mission Goes to Ukraine, Romania

    Agriculture Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse is leading a trade mission to Ukraine and Romania with leaders of five state agriculture departments and representatives from eight US agribusinesses and organizations from June 11 to June 18, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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